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January 26, 2022
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent a letter today to the U.S. House Select Committee and United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, providing information about coordination between the former president and people in Michigan to overturn the legitimate outcome of the 2020 election.
The letter ensures members of the Committee and leaders at the Department of Justice are aware of relevant recent and past events that occurred in Michigan.
“As more information has surfaced about the attempts to thwart the will of Michigan’s 5.5 million voters, we have been able to connect the dots between activities that occurred here in Michigan and at the national level to overturn what was the most secure election in our state’s history,” said Benson. “As the efforts to overturn the election ultimately led to the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol, it is my firm belief that all Americans have a patriotic duty to nation and our democracy to support the Committee in their work.”
This is the second time Secretary Benson has communicated directly with the Committee, including an interview with investigators in November 2021.
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The Michigan Bureau of Elections today directed Genesee County Clerk John Gleason to refrain from participating in election activities to ensure public trust in the county’s elections.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced she will launch two new mobile offices to serve communities in Central and Western Michigan.
The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) has served a summary suspension on a Detroit vehicle dealer for imminent threat to the public health, safety or welfare.
With one week remaining until the May 3 elections in many Michigan jurisdictions, voters are encouraged to hand-deliver their absentee ballots to their local clerk’s office or ballot drop box.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the 25 students selected to serve on the Michigan Department of State's Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force.
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will receive the Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, the nonprofit organization announced today.
Just hours after Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson was announced a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's 2022 Profile in Courage Award, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced her administration won two of its National Clearinghouse Awards.
The Board of State Canvassers' regularly scheduled meeting on April 21, 2022 at 10:00 am is CANCELED.
With two weeks until many jurisdictions across Michigan hold elections on May 3, citizens who received but have not yet returned their absentee ballot are encouraged to hand deliver it to a local drop box or their clerk's office to avoid postal delays.
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